aloha friday

What’s going this weekend? I’d love to take a hike or a long walk in a new neighborhood, followed by a good read and a nap! That sounds perfect to me. Have a wonderful weekend.

~ Morgan Harper Nichols Instagram - Her site has such beautiful words of inspiration.

~ Recent books I’ve read: Little Big Lies by Liane Moriarity. I saw the HBO series before I read the book. The TV series is a lot more glamorous than the book but I still really enjoyed the book.

~Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

~A Beautiful Mystery & How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny. Books 7 & 8 in the Armand Gamache mystery series. Love this series.

~Mrs. Beeton’s Book on Household Management - This is more of a book you will skim than read. She was sort of the Martha Stewart of her day and you get interesting information about life in that time with servants and everything basically being done hand. It made my housework seem easy after looking at this. It’s also a free e-book because it’s out of copyright.

~Inside Out: A Memoir by Demi Moore - Good as an audio book, read by her. Very honest about her family life and struggles and I really enjoyed it.

~I have a bumper crop of lemons on my tree this year, so I made lemon curd, which was super delicious with yogurt and granola, this lemon almond pound cake, which was on a recent episode of Milk Street TV. Now that it’s fall, I have this Butternut Squash & Ricotta Bruschetta from Ina Garten on my list to make.

~Are you looking for some new underwear? This article asks 26 stylish woman about their favorites.

~When we visited Japan, I was impressed with how clean it was without a public trash can it sight and this BBC article explains a little about why.